Hazardous Work Zones: Occupational Safety II Course Syllabus
3 Hour Course — Online Video
3 Hours of Continuing Education — AIA Approval #AIABLTI204
Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety II
Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Examples include residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large scale painting jobs. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, faulty ladders, unguarded stairs and scaffolds, and improperly designed egress routes. OSHA safety standards are designed to reduce on-the-job injuries; health standards to limit workers’ risk of developing occupational disease.
This three hour online video course is designed to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
Chapter 1 – Excavations
*Learning Objectives: 1) State the greatest risk that is present at an excavation. 2) Describe the three primary methods of protecting employees from cave-ins. 3) Name factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations, and how to reduce those hazards. 4) Describe the role of a competent person at an excavation site.
Chapter 2 – Electrical Safety
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the basics of electrical safety and the injuries that can be caused by improper contact. 2) Identify the hazards of electricity on a construction site and the best way to prevent those hazards from occurring.
Chapter 3 – Hazard Communication
*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify employer responsibilities towards reducing workplace hazards. 2) Be familiar with the information provided in Material Safety Data Sheets.
Chapter 4 – Tool Safety
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the hazards surrounding the use of hand and power tools. 2) List the important safety tips associated with Powder-Actuated Tools. 3) Explain the basic procedures for safe jack handling.
Chapter 5 – Materials Handling
*Learning Objective: 1) Identify, avoid, and control hazardous materials through proper handling, storage, use and disposal 2) Describe the risks associated with the use of cranes, and the necessary precautions that can reduce risk when cranes are at the jobsite.
Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
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